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Massage Therapy

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough", cf. Greek verb μάσσω (massō) "to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough". In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was frictio.

Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.

In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. The massage subject may be fully or partly unclothed. Parts of the body may be covered with towels or sheets. Those who practice massage as a career are referred to as masseurs, masseuses, or, if certified, as massage therapists.

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Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $11,680 average out-state tuition; $11,680 average in-state tuition
New York College of Health Professions
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,880 average out-state tuition; $11,880 average in-state tuition
Heritage College-Kansas City
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Heritage College-Oklahoma City
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Bryan College-Gold River
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Heritage Institute-Jacksonville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Heritage Institute-Ft Myers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

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Nursing and Health Related Scholarship - SFC

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Nursing and Health Related Scholarship - SFC

Santa Fe College

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$1,600

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June 15, 2019
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Lillian Stump Nursing and Health Related Scholarship

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Lillian Stump Nursing and Health Related Scholarship

Santa Fe College

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$1,600

deadline

June 15, 2019
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Colonel R. James Glikes Memorial Scholarship

Santa Fe College

$1,600 June 15, 2019 See Details

Colonel R. James Glikes Memorial Scholarship

Santa Fe College

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$1,600

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June 15, 2019
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Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

$1,200 December 31, 2018 See Details

Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

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$1,200

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December 31, 2018
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S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation

Up to $1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation

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Up to $1,000

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February 01, 2019
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Germaine K. Queen Scholarship

Western Piedmont Community College

$400 June 01, 2019 See Details

Germaine K. Queen Scholarship

Western Piedmont Community College

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$400

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June 01, 2019
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Donald E. Caswell Memorial Scholarship

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

$300 March 01, 2019 See Details

Donald E. Caswell Memorial Scholarship

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

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$300

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March 01, 2019
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Richard H. Stevenson Scholarship

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

Varies January 11, 2019 See Details

Richard H. Stevenson Scholarship

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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January 11, 2019
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Helen Owen Health Science Scholarship

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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Helen Owen Health Science Scholarship

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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January 11, 2019
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Health Sciences Scholarship - CCS

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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Health Sciences Scholarship - CCS

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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January 11, 2019
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